This post is about Cannes. What a lovely place… It makes me come back here over and over again. Just imagine that Cannes was a small fishing village many years ago, but now it is a glamorous and expensive seaside town considered to be one of the social hubs of Europe. La Croisette is one of my favorite places to drive, especially in a convertible car. You have the Mediterranean Sea on one side of the road and beautiful hotels with amazing arhitecture on the other, such as the Intercontinental Carlton or Grand Hyatt Martinez.
I booked my stay at Grand Hyatt Martinez and I am not sorry at all. You can feel the spirit of France in the amazing architecture and views. They have an amazing private beach with a ponton which is one of best in Cannes.
Now let’s talk about shopping… The most important designers like Roberto Cavalli, Dolce&Gabbana, Hermes you can find on Boulevard de la Croisette. If you are looking for shops like Zara, then you can find them on Rue d’Antibes.
Traditionally, Cannes is not a budget destination, but you can find the best gourmet restaurants without having to break the bank. The most popular restaurants are all along the riverfront, although they are they are not particularly good value for money. While the food is ok, it’s overpriced, however the people watching and posing-potential is an important compensation. The best areas for dining are the Rue Meynadier, in the beautiful old district of Le Suquet, here you can dine outdoors with a stunning view of the town below. In the back streets of the Rue d’Antibes you can find some reasonable dining options. For a spectacular eating and viewing food experience, no other market in Cannes beats this for scale and variety. The market itself is at the west end of Rue Meynardiers, one of the Cote’s best gourmand streets.
There are a lot of places in Cannes you should visit to feel the atmosphere and culture of this city. If you want to see narrow winding streets filled with restaurants and souvenir shops, you could visit old town. The view from the castle ruins at the top is excellent. There are a few beaches, but they are mostly private. The public beaches are crowded, and are found at the far east and west of town. Down La Croisette I saw the famous Palais des Festivals, where movie stars gather and watch films screened during the festival. The most famous film festival in the world takes place in mid-May every year. The worlds biggest celebrities are on hand to walk the red carpet, and thousands of films are screened in the festival.
Although its casinos and high end restaurants give Cannes a feel of exclusivity, Cannes does have alternatives to suit all types of budgets. So you can check out the beauty and architecture of Le Suquet, with its cobbled streets and breathtaking views, or sit at street side tables and enjoy the favoured hobby of people watching up and down the lovely marina.
In the pictures I wear a Ralph Lauren shirt, River Island palazzo pants, Chanel bag, Celine shades and Christian Louboutin shoes. My swimwear is a Beach Bunny bikini.